Meard Street is a street in Soho, London. It runs roughly east–west, between Wardour Street to the west and Dean Street to the east. It is in two sections, with a slight bend in the middle: the west half is pedestrianised, while the east half is a narrow, single-lane road. The street is named after John Meard, the younger, a carpenter, later esquire, who developed it in the 1720s and 1730s. It is prominently featured in photographs and postcards for the tourist trade, due to the pun with French: merde and Italian: merda.
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